What do you do when you find yourself falling in love and you know that what’s at the bottom of that fall might just break you – and someone you love?
That’s the exact kind of heartbreaking conundrum being faced by these women who submitted anonymous tales of their own infatuations – which just so happened to be focused on the boyfriends of their best friends.
It’s not exactly a position that any of us would envy, even if the feelings were deep.
10. “I feel terrible.”
Why is it that we feel things we don’t even want to?
9. “Mixed signals.”
Like a broken traffic light, this guy.
8. “I don’t know what to do.”
I wouldn’t either.
7. “I’d feel so bad.”
It’s like a lose/lose situation.
6. “I’m madly in love…”
And that way madness lies.
5. “Kinda in love.”
Only kinda? By the metrics of this list, you’re getting off easy.
4. “It’s been a year.”
That’s a long time to hold on.
3. “My best friend.”
But for how much longer?
2. “I would never do anything.”
Wouldn’t you? Wouldn’t any of us?
1. “No one knows.”
Except for us, some strangers on the internet. But that’s probably not too helpful, huh?
It seems absurd just how much our own feelings can sweep us away into absurdity. Here’s to all of you – may you navigate them well.
Have you ever been in a position like this?
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